This is the first of two posts about “How I work”. In this entry I want to write about my traditional art. The second one will be about my digital art.
Though I’ve created mainly a digital art for some time, I have a special liking for a traditional art, because it has been accompanying me since I can remember. What’s more, my adventure with the digital art has been started form the traditional art of course.
When I was a kid I liked coloring books the most. And I had abilities to create a beautiful drawing, but I didn’t really like to do it. Now drawing gives me joy, but only when I have an inspiration.
I draw with pencil, charcoal, ball pens, etc. but I like drawing with gel pens the most and
making a kind of comic art. I’ve always liked to do it, cause it has always made me feel better. Unfortunately in my experience most people consider you to be talented only if you create a hyper realistic pictures… So in order to prove everyone and first of all myself that I have a talent, I started to draw some realistic portraits and other images. I think they’re not bad, however I prefer doing something different, what I wrote before. The work on the right titled Moja historia, moje życie (My history, my life) was created for about two weeks. You can read something more about it on Invisible Emerald, my artistic site with inter alia poetry and prose: http://wp.me/p6UcDX-b. This drawing is me, however I made it two years ago, and I am still making my history so there are a lot of things that should be added there now. 😉
I also like to create charcoal drawings. They are more artistic. But I usually choose charcoal to more realistic works.
Everything depends on the inspiration and my mood. 🙂
I prefer drawing than painting. Anyway sometimes I feel like I have to paint something. And then it’s like a ritual:
- I buy a canvas, acrylic paints, and sometimes brushes as well.
- After coming back home I think a lot about my painting.
- Same day or another day (when my inspiration is the strongest) I unpack the canvas and gently stroke it with solemnity. I love to feel its texture under my fingers and palms. There is only canvas and me and my inspiration.
- Then I am under the influence of my inspiration entirely so I begin painting.
Maybe it sounds kind a weird, but yea, that’s what I do anytime I want to paint.
So I disclose some “secrets” of my creation. 😉
Each of my artwork (traditional or digital) is like a piece of my soul. There are a lot of symbols in my art. Some of them are well-known the other are only known to me.
Why in these digital times I still creating traditional art? Because there is something more important in life… and some thing cannot be replaced like touching canvas or paper, holding pencil, charcoal, etc., and I think it’s quite a nice feeling to be dirty after work for artists, well at least for me. 😉
Sometimes I give my works (traditional art) a new life, and then they turn into a digital art. But I’m going to write about it in the next post. 🙂